Een Plek voor Ons Allemaal - For All of Us
The Nederlanders in NZ want a place to celebrate their origins, and build a fuller and richer future voor onze kinderen en kleinkinderen - the next generations. That's what all those Kiwis-on-Clogs throughout the country have told us. It's all about connecting more with our cultural roots, in one central place with all the right resources.
Oranjehof will be the place where all things Dutch come together. Check out our Prospectus, to see what we're planning.
Let's celebrate the exciting story of the Dutch in New Zealand - ons verhaal! In a place of our own that can bring the very best of Dutch-ness into our lives - in ons nieuwe thuisland. Check out the animated fly-through of the world-class new Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom building that will open on 18 November.
We're creating a future that's bristling with many lively links between the Netherlands and New Zealand. It could be in the area of sports, or art and performances, or science and debate. We'll bring two countries and two peoples closer together.
Please Contact Us if you want to make a financial contribution to support us, or if you want to contribute a story to our future Museum Website?
A Lively Meeting Place
Oranjehof will be a dynamic cultural centre that will entertain, inspire and educate. A hub not just for the Dutch, but for all New Zealanders. It will be a meeting place where people from throughout the country can have a great time and connect with each other. Our visitors can listen to Draaiorgel 'De Lieve Stem', eat a zoute haring, or smell the aroma of koffie met een stroopwafel.
We've always been the 'Invisible Immigrants', even missing from the pages of Michael King's bestselling 'History of New Zealand'.
In Oranjehof we will tell the inspirational success story of the Dutch - for all to see. From Abel Tasman's first contact with Maori in 1642, to today's achievements in business, farming, the arts and more. Ons Museum en Cultureel Centrum will be a venue for exchanges between two countries - in the realms of culture the visual arts, business and science. And the Dutch community will have a place to celebrate national events like Sinterklaas en Koningsdag.